News and Announcements
The Victoria Junior League starts this weekend, April 15-16, and we are excited that two hockey supply vendors from Vancouver will be here on Sunday, April 16 from 9am-5:30pm up at the University of Victoria beside the water-based field.
The above two brands will in Victoria for the day and will have a supply of sticks, shoes, bags and accessories.
A reminder that we have local partners should you need any equipment throughout the year:
- Kirby’s Source for Sports (894 Cloverdale) carries Grays equipment via AK Pro Canada https://www.akprocanada.com/
- Heather Goodman in Duncan (email@example.com) is a rep for Hockey King Sports (including Brabo) https://hockeykingsports.com/
- Bunny Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a rep for the Field Hockey Shack (including Gryphon) https://www.fieldhockeyshack.com/
Mark your calendars for Monday, February 13 at 7:00 am. If you’re new to our league you can set up your profile to get ready for registration. If you are put on a waitlist, don’t be discouraged, this just allows us to re-evaluate if we have enough coaches and turf time to open more spaces up. We are usually able to accommodate everyone but our Kindies and U8/U10 Girls age groups fill up the fastest.
- Season weekly schedules by age: http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/pages/6257
- 2023 season registration notes and details: http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/clubs/393/pages/186253
- What to expect: http://vjfha.victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/clubs/393/pages/142443
We recommend participants register in their correct age groups and for the older age groups, participants need to be able to commit to the weekly practice session as well as the games. We know there are schedule conflicts, sibling requests and other special circumstances so if that is the case we will do our best to make it work. If this requires registering your child in a different age group or division, we need to know this before you register. Please e-mail Heidi at: email@example.com
Our administrator e-mail advertised on our website is down (we are working on it) so we have a temporary e-mail set up for any registration or general information questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Heidi Gayleard)
The 2023 Victoria Junior League season will be around the corner before you know it. We are putting out our formal call for volunteer coaches to help for the season (April 11 – June 25) at the University of Victoria.
All coaches must sign up online here: https://forms.gle/Hw3QfzyKt5TtNxKT8
The weekly season schedule is shared here: http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/pages/6257
(schedule may vary after registration is confirmed)
All coaches must complete the below certifications to coach in 2023 through the NCCP:
1) Making Ethical Decisions (MED)
2) Safe Sport Training – 90 minute online course through the locker
3) Making Headway – 60 minute online course through the locker
4) Coaching initiation in sport – 60 minute eLearning course in the locker ($15 with reimbursement)
5) FHC Community Course – 2 hour eLearning course in the locker ($50 with reimbursement)
If you know you want to coach this season, you can start working on these.
Details here: http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/clubs/393/pages/182500
Questions? please contact Ali Baggott, Technical Director, at email@example.com or 250-418-5633.
We are hosting an open session for all new players to come try the game for free! We need everyone’s help to tell their friends. Current players are welcome, too, but this session is geared at growing the game.
- Sunday, February 5, 2023
- 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- UVic Field 3 (rubber-based)
Please check in at 12:50 p.m. to get sized for a stick and be put in your correct age groups.
If your child is between the age of 5-18, and would like to try a new sport for FREE we look forward to seeing you. Please feel free to bring a friend but we encourage registration per participant to help with planning.
Please bring shin pads and mouth guards if you have them. No cleats. Sticks, balls, coaching and fun will be provided.
Online registration is required at: http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/forms/24747-COME-TRY-IT-FREE-DAY-SUNDAY-FEBRUARY-5-2023
Registration closes on February 1, 2023.
For questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Victoria field hockey team hosts York University for the 2022 U SPORTS Field Hockey Championship, set for Nov. 4-6 on the UVic Field Hockey Turf. Come cheer on the Vikes and catch Canada’s top women’s hockey right here in Victoria.
Catch the UVic Vikes hosting the York Lions in a best-of-three national championship series on Nov. 4 (4 pm), Nov. 5 (3 pm) and, if needed, Nov. 6 (3pm) at the UVic water-based pitch (Field 1).
Tickets are available at http://govikesgo.com/tickets and the games will be streamed live on CBC Gem or the CBC Sports App and website.
NEWS & NOTES
- The Vikes enter the tournament as the defending U SPORTS national champions, having won the last three national titles.
- UVic is also coming off their fourth-straight Canada West banner, besting UBC 5-1 and 4-0 in the final weekend series, Oct. 22-23, to finish the conference season with a 7-0-1 record.
- Victoria will face OUA champions York in the best-of-three series. The Lions hold a 7-2-1 conference record and 9-2-1 overall record this season.
-The Vikes and Lions last matched up at the U SPORTS championships Nov. 2-3, 2018. Victoria claimed their first McCrae Cup since 2008 with 2-1 and 3-1 wins in Toronto.
- Anna Mollenhauer earned Canada West Player of the Year honours for the second-straight season after scoring eight goals for the Vikes and doubling her 2021 season goal total (4). Mollenhauer was also named U SPORTS Player of the Year and becomes the first player to ever win the prestigious Liz Hoffman award three times.
- Chloe Langkammer and Nora Struchtrup lead the Vikes and all players in Canada West with nine goals on the year and were both recognized as Canada West All-Stars and U SPORTS All-Canadians
- Daya Shields and the Vikes’ defence have posted five shutouts in eight games this season.
- Maeve Connorton, Libby Hogg, Langkammer and Struchtrup garnered Canada West All-Star status this season, while head coach Lynne Beecroft was named the Canada West and U SPORTS coach of the year.